If your garage has surreptitiously transformed into the communal dumping ground for your family’s items, you are not alone! How exasperating is it to dedicate a couple of weekends a year sorting out this space only to find that it keeps slipping into disarray. Garage organization often flows with the seasons. We tidy, junk and store our items until the next holiday or sporting season begins. Thankfully, Start To Finish Construction in Kelowna can help you find a home for everything once and for all!
Mud Room Options
If you enter your home through the garage, you have an ideal opportunity to create a gorgeous and functional mud room. Hang hooks for jackets, umbrellas, dog leashes, reusable bags etc. on the garage wall. Install some shoe racks, or personalizes shelves with shoe bins or baskets to keep everyone organized. Washable mats at the entryway will prevent a tremendous amount of dirt and debris from being transferred into your home.
The higher ceilings and walls that comprise many garages offer ample storage opportunities to consider. If you are tired of staring at shelves full of combustibles and paint cans, consider transferring these items behind cabinet doors for a clean and streamlined look.
Storage Appropriate Shelving
Customizing your garage storage from the ground up enables you to maximize your space. Use the appropriate height to stack as many Rubbermaid containers as possible. Separate certain tool accessories, rags, paint trays and brushes, drywall components, sanding papers and sanders etc. into their own bins for easy access. Establishing one location to house all associated items will save you copious amounts of time and energy the next time you need to find something specific. Label all of your bins and shelves neatly to help everyone else stay on track.
Easy To Clean Surfaces
Choosing metal tiles or installing durable floor tiles as your walls will greatly simplify your cleanup process. Materials that can be easily vacuumed, swept, washed or blown off will help you stay on top of sawdust, metal shavings etc.
Benches complete with locking wheels can help you take that next epic project outside into the sunshine. Having the ability to reconfigure your garage can be helpful in terms of rearranging space for accommodating that new sled or quad. Extra space comes in handy when you want to fix the boat or work on a few projects simultaneously.
Contain all of your soccer balls, hockey gear and mountain climbing and golf equipment nice and tidy in labelled totes and individual lockers. Consider utilizing overhead ceiling storage to keep those necessary yet hardly used components on hand. Add a storage bench along the front of the lockers for extra seating and the perfect place to store skates, helmets and safety pads and gear for everyone’s hobby.
Creating a location for all of your garden items including shovels, rakes, clippers, pots, seeds and lawn mowing equipment to help everyone avoid dangerously tripping. Pegboard can be useful for displaying all of your hand tools and allowing easy access.
Pet Food and Birdseed
Stainless steel garbage cans with lids are an easy way to safely contain your pet products. Keep food and seed away from rodents and pests by storing appropriately in these covered bins.
Music and Personalization
Having a spot to kick back and relax in your garage is a great idea if you have the space. Consider installing some exterior speakers to help you maximize your garage time. Start To Finish Construction has the creative storage solutions you crave to ensure your garage is as stylish and functional as the rest of your home. Adding new windows or updating the garage door can dramatically improve efficiency and the overall aesthetic. We look forward to working with you soon!